Coping: PSF collects Rwf 120 million worth of food for vulnerable families

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 2 April 2020 at 01:01

The Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) has announced it is on a food collection campaign for vulnerable families that have been hard-hit by the quarantine as a measure of preventing the spread of coronavirus. They say they have so far collected Rwf 120 million worth of food which has been immediately handed over to the government for distribution.

The PSF spokesperson, Ntagengerwa Théoneste, has told IGIHE that they are targeting families with heads that were depending on daily incomes and cannot meet their food needs under the present quarantine.

"We are fortunate that the government had started a program of helping in the delivery of the food. This is a time to share and show love to the needy," he said, adding that on a daily basis, PSF will be delivering food items to designated warehouses in Kicukiro District, Kigali.

"People are giving with sincere passion. What people have brought so far is worth Rwf120 million and still counting. We are not collecting money. We as well ask those who have cash to buy dry food rations including rice, beans, and others," he said.

On Saturday, March 25, 2020, the government launched a food distribution program to the needy. As of Wednesday 1st April, 82 people had tested positive for coronavirus in Rwanda.

PSF say they have so far collected Rwf 120 million worth of food which has been immediately handed over to the government for distribution.
PSF has announced it is on a food collection campaign for vulnerable families that have been hard-hit by the quarantine as a measure of preventing the spread of coronavirus.

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